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Argentina leader has head surgery

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BUENOS AIRES, Argentina — Doctors drilled into President Cristina Fernandez’s skull this morning to siphon out blood that is pressuring her brain two months after she suffered an unexplained head injury.

Experts described the procedure as generally low risk and almost always having positive results. But the surgery on the 60-year-old leader worried many Argentines, who have struggled to imagine their country with anyone else at its center.

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